Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Caroline Joy {10 months}

Better late than never.  Finally getting a free evening to get Caroline's 10 month post done.  At least it's done before she turns 11 months. (just barely!) ;)

You were in such a happy mood during this month's photo shoot!  You were all smiles and laughing at mommy doing funny stuff while taking your picture.  We love your fun personality!

Caroline Joy
{10 Months}

At TEN MONTHS you weigh approximately 20 pounds.  You are are wearing 6 months and 6-9 month clothing and size 3 diapers both day and night.  You seem to have short legs, Liner-bears, so the 6 month pants fit you great still! ;)  

At TEN MONTHS you are eating 3 to 4 bottles a day at 6 to 5 ounces at a time.  You have a bottle when you wake up around 7/7:30, again around 11:30/12:00, sometimes an afternoon bottle at 4:00ish, and then your bedtime bottle at 7:30/8:00 p.m.  You usually go about 4 hours between bottles.  Sometimes your morning bottle is 6.5 ounces.

At TEN MONTHS you eat all table food.  You love to eat and are all about feeding yourself - as fast as you can! You definitely want to eat all that we are and want to eat when we do too.  Some of your favorites this past month have been: sweet potatoes, baked beans, bananas, banana bread, strawberries, peaches, mangoes, muffins, mac n' cheese, toast with jelly, potatoes with ketchup, cereal bars, and yogurt.  If a food involves me having to spoon feed it to you, it won't last long.  After a few bites of it you just want to completely take over and have the spoon yourself.  Because of that I have given up and just focused on table foods.

You get a sippy cup of water with your meals and snacks.  You love your water and will drink a whole sippy during this time!

At TEN MONTHS you are continuing to be a wonderful sleeper at night!  You will sleep through the night for 12 hours.  If you do wake up in the night, you most of the time will soothe yourself back to sleep before we need to go into your room.  You usually get up around 7:00-7:30ish.  At the beginning of the month, you were wanting to wake up in 6 o'clock hour.  Glad that phase seems to be over...for now.  You were also getting in your second bottom tooth so that could be a reason for the early rising.

At TEN MONTHS you are on average taking 2 naps a day.  That's definitely what you need, but some days you will take one nap then for a longer time.  Your naps times seem to be all over the place.  A lot of your schedule depends on when we are home running the twins to and from school or errands.  Your morning nap is around 10:30ish and usually is a fairly short nap lasting only 45 minutes to an hour.  Your afternoon nap seems to be much longer.  You nap around 2:30/3:00 and on a good day will sleep for 2.5-3 hours.  I feel like the 2 to 2.5 hour naps are what you usually give me most days.  Some morning you seem like you just want to play, play, play with the twins and don't get put down for a nap until closer to 11:30.  Then you may sleep for 3-4 hours.  I like to have you still take 2 naps a day.  You seem to be more rested and I feel like it's a long time until bedtime.  Those one nap days you will usually go to bed around 6:15/30 p.m.

At TEN MONTHS you still love to sleep with your security size muslin blanket and lady bug toy.  You love your lady bug and always hold onto it's leg that has the heart attached to it.  Daddy and I love it when we come to get your from your crib and when you see us you then gather all of your favorite belongings from in your crib and wait for us to pick you up.  Like you need to get your "stuff" before you can leave. ;)

When you sleep you also like to have the sound machine noise and nighttime CD playing.  I just hope the noise is enough to drown all of the craziness of our house.  But you still seem to continue to be a 'light sleeper'.  So far we still do not have a nightlight in your room.  When you sleep you like to snuggle right up to the corner of your cribs either on your tummy or your back.

At TEN MONTHS you can now cruise around furniture.  You started doing this last month at 9 months.  Now we see you moving and grooving around furniture like a pro.  A favorite thing of yours to do it walk and push our dining table chairs around the kitchen.  We never know where we are going to find a chair in our kitchen!

At TEN MONTHS you also learned how to wave good-bye and say "ba-ba" as bye-bye.  It's the cutest thing!  You will just start waving to us at anytime time or if we or you go and stand by the door.  You love your new trick!

At TEN MONTHS you now have two teeth.  Last month, at 9 months, you got in your bottom, right front tooth.  You have been a constant drool bucket.  I can see now it looks like you are working on 4 more teeth that could pop through anytime.

[those baby blues]
You continue to be such a happy baby and so easy going.  You are happiest when you can be right in the mix playing with Matthew and Katherine.  If you're not by me, I know to look in the twins' room as you'll be playing right next to them.  You can see in your face how much you adore them!  

Some of your favorites are: playing with remotes and phones, playing in the bath water, looking at your animal cards and books, playing in the pantry and now in my cub boards, being tossed around by daddy, peek-a-boo, riding in the car, going for stroller rides, bouncing in our arms, babbling, 

You love to 'talk' and making lots of noises all day long!  I think you just love to hear yourself and the fun noises you can make.  It does sound like you say 'mama' and 'dada' and then you also imitate some of the noises we make to you.

Nicknames at TEN MONTHS: Caroliners, Liner, Liney, Liner-bear(s), C, Lil' sis, Liner-Biner, Biners, Liney-Biney, and a new one given by Grandpa Dufel - Diesel (because of her former nickname of Freight-liner).  

And big brother and big sister go in on the picture action too!

Happy TEN MONTHS, Liney!!  We really couldn't have asked for a better baby.  We are thankful for all of the joy you bring to our family!

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